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U.S. Department of Labor Extends Expiration of FMLA Forms Through August 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division recently announced that its model Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) notices and certification forms are valid for another three years, until August 31, 2021. There is nothing new in the updated model FMLA forms, other than a new expiration date, which is located on the top right corner of the forms.

Employers who use the DOL’s model FMLA forms can access them at the following links:


Certification Forms

Next Steps for Employers

Employers that use the DOL’s model FMLA forms for employee leaves of absent pursuant to the FMLA should download and use the updated forms. Employers subject to specific state laws that govern family medical leave (such as those in California), should continue to ensure they are using the appropriate form for their employees on leave.

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Gregg Settembrino, Drinker Biddle Law Firm, Florham Park, Labor and Employment Law Attorney

Gregg Settembrino represents clients in a wide variety of labor and employment-related disputes concerning issues such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation and breach of contract. He regularly handles matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

In addition, Gregg advises employers on practices and procedures, assists with drafting employee policies and handbooks, conducts trainings, and prepares employment and separation agreements.